How starches and vegetable oils are made into bioplastic bags


How starches and vegetable oils are made into bioplastic bags

How do you produce biodegradable and compostable bioplastics? Novamont, a pilot plant in northern Italy, has the secret recipe. They mix and harden natural raw materials such as corn starch, cellulose, and vegetable oils and then send them off into a rather unusual manufacturing chain: "This is what we technically call an "air bubble film extrusion plant," explains Alessandro D´elicio, an industrial chemist at Novamont.